May 15, 2023 News & Press Releases

DPVA Statement on Attack at Congressman Connolly’s District Office

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – This afternoon, Congressman Gerry Connolly announced that a man wielding a baseball bat and looking for Rep. Connolly attacked two of his staffers in his District Office. The staffers were transferred to the hospital. 

“From January 6th to recent attacks against poll workers, violence against people serving their government has been all too common,” said Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia. “In the strongest possible terms, we condemn all acts of political violence. My thoughts are with Congressman Connolly’s staff and their families as they recover from their injuries. I am grateful for the first responders that secured the scene and treated these public servants who were just trying to do their jobs and serve the constituents of Virginia’s 11th District.”